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A health informatics professional uses a tablet.
November 28, 2023
Health informatics translates big data into actionable health care strategies and policies. Power, speed and capacity make artificial intelligence a highly effective informatics tool.
A physician assistant and a surgeon performing a standard medical procedure in an operating room
November 13, 2023
Physician assistants (PAs) provide direct care to patients in all types of medical settings. You provide direct patient care and handle many of the same duties as a licensed doctor. For instance, a primary care PA examines patients and makes diagnoses. You also order lab tests and prescribe medication.  However, often you’ll work under the […]
A medical professional consults a tablet.
October 20, 2023
From undergraduate study to patient care experience to completing a PA program and passing the PANCE, we cover all the steps to becoming a physician assistant.
A female physician assistant consults with a patient by phone.
October 18, 2023
These tips can help you put your best foot forward on your physician assistant studies program application.
A physician assistant and a doctor discussing notes on a chart.
October 4, 2023
From ancient spiritual traditions to modern medical research, there is substantial proof that happiness and fulfillment can come from helping others. But with working 40 hours or more each week in a full-time job, you may be wondering how to find the time and energy outside of work to help others when you are trying […]
A health informatics professional uses a pen to point to a specific bar chart in a document.
August 16, 2023
Health informatics salaries vary by location; learn where professionals earn top pay. An Online MSHI from University of Pittsburgh can bolster your credentials in any job market.
A Doctor and Young Patient | Different Types of Physician Assistants
August 12, 2023
Physician assistants (PAs) are licensed clinicians authorized to practice medicine under the supervision of doctors. As a PA, you can examine patients, order lab tests and make diagnoses. You are also able to prescribe medication and create treatment plans, and do not have to have these treatment plans approved by a doctor. The level of […]
A close up of a physician assistant taking a patient’s blood pressure reading.
July 27, 2023
Physician assistants (PAs) are health care professionals who care for patients under the leadership of a licensed physician. They can provide a wide range of medical services, focusing on preventative care, patient education and clinical training. PA education, in general, aims to prepare newly graduated PAs to work in any field, but specifically focuses on […]
A concept image of a health informaticist entering data into an electronic medical record.
July 7, 2023
Health informatics is the intersection of patient care, data and technology, and it is a valuable part of modern medical practice.  Using technology and data analysis, health informaticists work to improve patient care, streamline treatment and give health care providers with the information they need to make the best decisions for their patients.  Health informatics […]
Students with computers sit in a classroom lecture
July 3, 2023
Future-proofing is the attempt to safeguard current practices or products against becoming obsolete in the future. When thinking about your education, you must think ahead. The job market can change significantly over time. With the rapidity of tech advancements, this change can happen before you’re even finished securing your degree.  Luckily, you can future-proof your […]